USAID ERA contractor undertakes comprehensive technical and economic review for the construction of new water pipelines

17 April 2024

In the framework of supporting the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (Agency for Restoration) to upgrade Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA) sub-contractor, CDM Engineering Ukraine LLC conducted a comprehensive technical and economic review of the project and budget documentation developed for the construction of new main water pipelines connecting the Ingulets-Pivdenne Reservoir to a water pumping station (DVS-2) in the village of Tomakivka. 

“The construction of the water supply system in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast is one of the largest and most important projects of the Agency for Restoration. The work was carried out in an incredibly short timeframe. I think this project will become the Agency’s trademark in terms of speed, quality of work, transparency and efficiency of budget funds. We are pleased to have partners who are consulting for us and supporting us in the realization of this important project for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people,” said Mustafa Nayyem, Head of the Agency for Restoration.  

CDM Engineering Ukraine specialists reviewed the technical aspects and cost estimates of the project documentation, developed recommendations to improve the quality of design and cost estimate documentation, and formulated the key issues that can have a significant impact on the sustainability and reliability of the water supply pipelines. Seventy-nine percent of the total number of 925 recommendations have been accepted by the Agency for Restoration for implementation. ERA sub-contractor Miyamoto also reviewed CDM Engineering’s reports and recommendations and suggested some additional improvements that will help the Agency for Restoration improve the efficiency of this project overall.


Based on the results of the analysis of the design documentation, the CDM Engineering Ukraine specialists are undertaking a pre-feasibility study, specifically an assessment of any potential negative consequences arising from implementing the project. They are also developing a long-term program to reduce this impact and formulating preliminary recommendations for improving the reliability and quality of water supply.  

The pipeline has already been laid on the Khortytsia water supply system (DVS-2) to Tomakivka to Marhanets section, which is 77.9 kilometers long. Six pumping stations have been built, with four pumps installed at each station – two main and two backup pumps, with the water supply system connected to a filtering station.  

The construction of the main water supply system is a key project of the Agency for Restoration. The total length of the water pipeline is 145 kilometers. The Khortytsia section (DVS-2) to Tomakivka to Marhanets section will supply water to the second link of the Nikopol to Pokrov water supply system. The construction of the section involves 318 workers, using 176 pieces of equipment.


The new pipeline will restore stable and centralized water supply for approximately one million people and industrial enterprises in the cities of Kryvyi Rih, Zelenodolsk, Apostolove, Nikopol, Marganets, and Pokrov, who lost their main sources of water supply due to the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in June 2023.